The European Banking Authority launches today a consultation paper on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to define a range of methods to reflect in the own funds requirements non-delta risks for options and warrants. The consultation runs until 31 August 2013.
These draft RTS aim at defining a range of methods to reflect, in the own funds requirements, all the risks, other than delta risk, in a manner proportionate to the scale and complexity of institutions’ activities in options and warrants.
The EBA’s proposal is broadly in line with the Basel II framework which provides for the three following methods:
Although the EBA has agreed to refer to the treatment of option risk outlined in the Basel framework, these RTS deviate from Basel due to regulatory specificities included in the CRR or where the EBA has considered that the treatment in Basel was not specific enough. The three methods allowed in Basel are included in the paper, though some specific changes have been introduced. In addition, a fallback treatment for complex options is also proposed.
Furthermore, these draft RTS consult on the possibility of allowing a combination of different methods within an institution or solely between separate legal entities within a group.
The EBA is requested to submit these draft RTS to the European Commission by 31 December 2013.
The final comprise on the Capital Requirements Regulation and Capital Requirements Directive (CRR/CRD) provides a mandate for the EBA to define the term market for the purpose of calculating the general component of market risk for equities under the standardised rules.
The final text of the CRR also provides a mandate for the EBA to define a range of methods to reflect, in the own funds requirements, all the risks other than the delta risks in a proportionate way to the scale and complexity of institutions’ activities in options and warrants.
Comments to the consultation paper on non-delta risk of options can be sent to the EBA by e-mail to EBA-CPfirstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2013, indicating the reference EBA/CP/2013/16.
All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless requested otherwise.
A joint public hearing will take place at the EBA premises on 17 July 2013 from 10:00 to 13:00, UK time. To register for the public hearing, click here.